Sunday, October 3, 2010

Industrial Controls Susceptable to Computer Worms - as in Stuxnet

"Ongoing analysis of the Stuxnet worm, which has breached thousands of industrial control systems around the world, reveals a complex, professional and dangerous piece of malware that appears to cross the line from cyberspace to the physical world.  “Stuxnet has been called a cyberweapon,” said Jimmy Sorrells, senior vice president of Integrity Global Security. “The intent was to cause physical damage and maybe to kill people.”
Read more in the news article entitled "Stuxnet reveals vulnerabilities in industrial controls", Government Computer News, October 1, 2010.

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